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Cooking Experiments

Describe your last cooking experiment now matter how easy or hard or wierd.  I need some support tonight, I'm making my own yogurt tonight.  I'm not too hopeful but I figured it's worth a shot.  I won't know until tomorrow how this will all turn out though, so we shall see...

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    desertsundesertsun member
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    edited December 2011
    I tried to make an alfredo sauce by making a roux and adding milk and grated parmesan. It failed. Miserably. YUCK. :(




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    PaigeMcCPaigeMcC member
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    edited December 2011
    I made spaghetti tonight.  But it wasn't really an experiment...I make it about once a month.  lol  Sorry

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    csousa1csousa1 member
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    edited December 2011
    I experiment with food on the regular, and usually it turns out quite yummy, but sometimes it is not so fab.

    Best experiment - My sister requested her birthday dinner this year be a recreation of a meal she had at a ritzy restaurant - butternut squash ravioli with swordfish steaks in a butternut cream sauce. I made my best guesses, combined this and that recipe, and it was a huge hit. To date the best meal I have ever made.

    Worst experiment - A dessert comprised of a pretzel crust, chocolate ganache, cream cheese frosting filling, homemade whipped cream and crushed Oreos. The ganache had tiny lumps, the cream cheese frosting was so horrid I never even added it, and the entire thing was no good unless it was frozen into an unrecognizable rock. The whipped cream was the only good part (which was of course ruined once it was frozen). And the Oreos....cuz really, how could you eff up an Oreo anyway?

    Anticipated experiment - BF's mother's lasagna. Best lasanga I have ever had, one of BF's all time favorite foods. I'm terrified to try to duplicate it, but also raring to tackle the challenge.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm currently working on a 'pork tacos' experiment.  I've mentioned before that I love to throw a pork shoulder in the crockpot with some bbq sauce and let it cook all day, but I wanted to change it up a little bit this time.  It's currently simmering in a mixture of salsa, fajita seasoning, and Campbell's nacho cheese soup.  I'm hoping it'll be perfect on corn tortillas in a few hours.  mmmmmm.
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    lunarsongbirdlunarsongbird member
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    edited December 2011
    I tried to make a hollandaise sauce on a romantic trip to Napa- it was a complete fail. Ugh! The sauce was digusting and had bits of cooked egg in it. Totally inedible. However- then we came home and learned how to make it in a blender- SO much easier.

    Now I need to figure out what to do with my double boiler.
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    edited December 2011
    The yogurt yesterday was a fail. I think I screwed up the temperatures.  I am determined on this one.  I'll probably buy a thermometer and try again next week.

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